Merkel wants Normandy contact group to discuss situation in Ukraine


German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she wanted to bring together Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Russia's Vladimir Putin and France's Emmanuel Macron to discuss the continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing DW.

"Today our main theme will be how to improve the security situation. The security situation... is the main precondition for making further political progress," Merkel said.

German Chancellor said Macron, who assumed France's presidency this month, had made it clear during talks earlier this week that he remained committed to that.

"We will continue with the Minsk process, and the Normandy format will exist. We will very quickly look for possibilities for the four presidents - or three presidents and one chancellor - to be in contact with each other," Merkel said.
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"We must act decisively to return the Minsk process to a constructive course, and we do not see an alternative to the Minsk process," Poroshenko said.
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